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When you have entered into a contract for work and materials, where the main focus is labour and skill, the law says that the work must be:
In addition, any materials provided as part of the work must:
If there are problems with the standard of work, or the materials used, you will have certain rights.
If work has already started or completed, and there has been some breach of contract by the other side, you would usually be expected to give them the opportunity to rectify the problem. However, if you can justify why they should not be given such an opportunity, for example, if work has been left in a dangerous condition or their work is obviously below-par, you could refuse to do so.
In terms of potential compensation, you may be entitled to that in the following circumstances:
So there are circumstances when the original tradesman does not have to be given the opportunity to rectify the issues and you can ask for someone else to do this. Please note, however, that it would not stop the original tradesman from pursuing this if they believe they have been treated unfairly.
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Sorry, pressed 'return' by accident and hadn't finished.
...and I've just done it again. OK, here goes - can I ask anther question here or do we have to go back to the beginning again (for payment)?
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